East Greenville Boy Scouts
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1990 From the Troop Committee
1990, the 66th year for the Troop, was another good year of Scouting for 108. The average attendance at our Committee meetings was 18 men. The fathers of our newer scouts are invited to attend our meetings. The leaders sleeping shelter has been completed. It has a tent roof and a wooden floor and should provide good protection for our campers. Assistant Scoutmaster Floyd "Bubi" Treffinger received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award for a volunteer Scouter. Asst. Scoutmaster Tom “The Kernel” Pruitt received the Order of Merit in recognition for his years of service. A new sign has been placed at the Scout hall, painted by Mark Kern. A new sign will be placed at the cabin this coming spring. Harold “The Web/Twinks” Weber and Larry “Woody” Hockman have been inducted to the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow for their service. I would like to extend my personal "Thanks" to the leaders, officers, and men of the committee for their service to the boys and the scouting program. 
     Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
1990 Camping & Hiking Report 
 
JAN. 26-28: Continental Districts 18th annual Klondike Derby held at Camp Delmont. The Troop did the traditional tent camping. Participating were 37 Scouts and 13 Leaders. Cobra Patrol took second place.
FEB.16-18: Again to Valley Forge for Scoutings longest running event, the Pilgrimage and Encampment. Only the older Scouts participate in the camping which again is in tents. 14 Scouts and 13 Leaders. 7 of the group hiked the Valley Forge Trail.
MARCH 23-25: A campout took place at the East Greenville Scout Cabin. 38 Scouts and 17 Leaders. Troop 367 from New Hanover were our guests.
APRIL 20-22: This weekend was one of the Troops' oldest events, the Pre-Camporee. This event dates back to the mid 40s and has the patrols competing against each other for the Pre-Camporee plaque. The winner this year was the Apache Patrol under the leadership of Mike Coe. A total of 38 Sscouts and 15 Leaders camped. Webelos from Pack 90 also attended. Other campouts for April were the preparation weekend by the seniors (8 Scouts, 3 Leaders), The O.A. weekend at Camp Horseshoe (Moose, Web, Curtis, and Big Jim) and a Philmont training weekend under the able leadership of "The Kernal" Tom Pruitt and Al Coe. 4 Scouts participated. 
MAY 18-20: The District Camporee "Chip-o- ree" held at Camp Delmont. This year it was run by the Order of the Arrow and an Indian theme was the order of the day. Taking first place in the District was our Cobra Patrol under the leadership of Scott Spaar. Our Apache Patrol took second place. A great weekend for 34 Scouts and 14 Leaders who slept in tents at the Pioneer site.
JUNE 15-17: It was back to the basics as the Troop did a backpacking trip of 11.6 miles on the Appalachian Trail. The Philmont crew went in the opposite direction and passed by at the half way point. 32 Scouts and 17 Leaders participated. Other June campouts high adventure camping at Delmont for the Philmont crew. OA at Camp Horseshoe for 5 adults. This weekend "Woody" and "The Web" became Vigil Honor members of Lodge # 22. Another weekend at Treasure Island to commemorate 75 years of the O.A. Taking part in this historical event at the camp where the Order was started were "Moose" , "Web" , Jim Montich with Lodge #22, and "The Kernal" with Lodge #43.
It was off to Camp Ware for Staff members Harold Weber Jr. and Scott Spaar .
JULY 29 to AUG. 5: Off to Summer camp at Camp Horseshoe for the 16th year for 39 scouts of Troop 108 and a Scout from Troop 222.
A total of 15 Leaders spent a week while another 8 men spent at least one night in camp. The highlights of the week were: Rookie of the Year, Eddie Rhine, Silver Buckle Award, Dave Hess, winning the coveted marching trophy 6 out of 7 nights (we were robbed that one night). 90 merit badges were earned. OA tap outs were Roger and Elvis Hockman, Jason Scardecchio, Brian Proffit, Harold Weber Jr. , Mike Coe, Kris Henry, and adult Dave Ptoffit. Standard Patrol Award for each Patrol, Standard Troop Award, and clean Camp Award. In the Beat the Clock game our Flying Eagles were third and a combined Hawk/Apache Patrol took second.
The senior patrol arrived a day early for some cliff diving. Brett Montich went to camp a week early (Camp Ware) and spent another week at Delmont for the Science and Energy Camp. Moose and Web again served on the camp staff as weekend warriors.
AUG. 24-26: Another of the Troops' many traditions is the Father and Son camping trip. This year we went to Camp Edge, the camp for Atlantic Area Council in Alloway, NJ. The 32nd year for 88 Scouts, Leaders, and non Scouts; Dean Godshall was honored with a plaque for his participation in 20 of these events. He is the seventh person to receive one. Project COPE, rifle range, swimming, boating, and award ceremony were part of the weekend events.
SEPT. 7-9:  Troop Scout Camp (Scout cabin) campout where a learning weekend took place. New Patrol Leaders were installed along with JASMs. 31 Scouts and 13 Leaders camped. Jim Montich was at Delmont for his Woodbadge training the same weekend. Other Sept. camping, OA at Resica Falls for 9 with another 3 at Horseshoe. Another Senior weekend at the cabin with 10 Scouts and 3 Leaders.
OCT. 26-28: Campout to the East Greenville Scout Camp and a day hike on the Appalachian Trail. To date the Troop has hiked 97 miles of the trail. 39 Scouts and 15 Leaders camped. 7 OA members camped at Delmont.
NOV. 16-18: Camping at the Scout cabin and participating in "Scouting for Food". Troop117 from Coatesville were guests of the Troop for the weekend. 37 Scouts and 16 Leaders camped. Other Nov. camping, Senior weekend for 9 Scouts and 1 Leader.
DEC. 7-9: Christmas camping at the Scout cabin. Treasure Hunt won by Flying Eagle. Miss Troop108 pageant (Transexual Sid) Jamie Pruitt. Pancake flippers were Ed Ingram and Dave Schwenk. 38 Scouts and 13 Leaders camping.
 
1990 Troop Advancement Report 
Another year has come and gone, and during .his past year our Scouts have made thirty-six advancements in rank. These advancements were made after each boy completed the requirements for a particular rank and then went before our Troops' board of review.
Those passing the reviews for advancement in rank are as follows: 
SCOUT: Nick Faulkner, Justin Nice, Kevin Inkpen, Nathan Reigner, Eddie Rhine, Steven Mack, Matt Peterson, Shaun Yorgey, Jeremy Clewell, and Jason Graver.
TENDERFOOT: Eddie Rhine, Joe Wigmore, Todd Williams, Matt Kratz, Shaun Yorgey, Nathan Reigner, Matt Peterson, and Steven Mack.
SECOND CLASS: Brenden Greiser, Ian Kramer, Brett Montich, Joe Wigmore .
STAR: Jamie Pruitt, Eric Rosenberger, Mike Coe, Jason Landis, Greg Kratz, and Ed Ingram.
LIFE: Erwin Hockman, and Kris Henry.
EAGLE: Roger Hockman.
BRONZE PALM: David Hess.
GOLD PALM: Scott Spaar.
There were a total of 137 merit badges earned this year. This is one shy of the Troop record of 138 set back in 1979.
I would like to extend a special congratulations to Roger Hockman, who has achieved the goal he had set for himself when he entered Scouting, that being the rank of Eagle Scout. Good job Roger!
On behalf of all the boys and myself, a hearty “Thank-You" to the men who were willing and able to serve on the Boards of Review held this past year.
     Submitted By: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
25 Years Ago
The year was 1966. John DiBartolo was elected Scout of the year and Fred Zwoyer was the Troop Committee Chairman. The Hawk Patrol won the inter-patrol contest. The District Camporee was held at Zimmermans Farm on the weekend of May 20-22. Rev. Teske gave the invocation at the 12th annual friendship dinner held at the New Goshenhoppen UCC Fellowship Hall. Bubi, Flag, and Clyde Clememns were Assistant Scoutmasters, and yes, Moose was our Scoutmaster. 33 Scouts and 3 Leaders attended summer camp at Resica Falls with Bob Stong being awarded Scout of the Week. The Father and Son trip was to the Thousand Islands.
Although no Eagles were hatched in 1966, Henry Malasky Jr. (uncle to Kris Henry) was awarded the Bronze Palm and Bob Stong received the Silver Palm. Carl Simmons earned his Second Class.
In March 27 Scouts and Leaders camped at Camp Nasatin (now Hawk Mt. Scout Reservation) and hiked 10 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Randy Brinkman and Tom Oberholtzer had a perfect camping record attending all 26 nights.
A fall campout was held Oct. 14-16 at New Goshenhoppen Park. Frederick W. Bieler Sr. was awarded the Silver Beaver.
     Submitted By: "Moose"
 
1990 Troop Camping Statistics  
Perfect attendance for the year was a high with 20 Scouts and 7 Leaders receiving trophies.
Top campers for the year were Harold Weber Jr. with 61 nights while Scott Sparr, Ben Coe, Greg Kratz and Brice White had 53. 
31 Scouts had 20 or more nights of camping while 10 adults had 10 or more nights.    
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Steve Guldin 317
2 Sam Carter 284 
3 Harold Weber Jr. 262
4 Tom Pruitt Sr. 237
5 Scott Sparr 209 
6 Duane Hess 177
7 Harold Weber Sr. 173 
8 Brice White 144
9 Greg Kratz 125
10 Eddie Ingram 119
11  Jason Landis 115
11 Elvis Hockman 115
12 David Burkhart 114
13 David Hess 105
14 Brian Proffit 66 
15 Jason Scardecchio 62
16 Brett Montich 59
17   Jon Black 57
18 Jason Gardner 54
19 Ben Coe 53
20 Eric Rosenberger 50
20 Larry Rosenberger 50
22 Matt Kratz 48
22 Karl Winsch 48
23   Ian Kramer 44
24 Matt Kratz. 21
25  Dave Schwenk 35
26 Mike Coe 33
26 Ron Rodenberger 33
27 Donavan Truitt 25
28 Jim Montich 20
29 Nathan Reigner 17
30 Nick Faulker 17

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NO EXPLORER POST REPORT FOR 1990
 
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1991 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT 
JAN 25-27: 19th annual Continental District Klondike Derby again held at Camp Delmont. As is the custom, the Troop camped in tents for this frigid weekend. 35 Scouts and 17 Leaders took part in the weekend. Hawk Patrol placed second in the events.
FEB.15-17: Off to Valley Forge for Scouting’s longest running event, The Pilgrimage and Encampment. The Troop only allows the older Scouts to participate in the Encampment  which is tent camping. 14 Scouts and 20 Leader's participated. A real cold weekend, but hey, no flies or mosquitoes! MARCH 8-10: A camping trip to East Greenville Scout Camp. The Troop hiked the Industrial Trail in the Northampton area. The trail was 13 miles. 29 Scouts and 15 Leaders camped for the weekend.
APRIL 5-7: 10 Scouts and 3 Leaders camped at Camp Delmont to earn the Electricity Merit Badge.
APRIL 12-21: Senior weekend at the Scout cabin for 7 Scouts and 4 Leaders.
APRIL 19-21: One of 108's oldest continuous events, The Annual Pre-Camporee dating back to the mid 40's. Each patrol competes for the 
Pre-Camporee plaque. This year’s winner was the Hawk Patrol with patrol leader Ben Coe. 35 scouts and 16 leaders along with Weblos Scouts from Cub Pack 90 participated. During this weekend Al Coe and Tom Spaar were at Camp Delmont for Leader Training. The last weekend in April also found the Lodge 22 OA members camping at Camp Horseshoe.
MAY 17- 19: Annual District Camporee, this years site was again Lehigh University Sauken Valley Campus, which was sponsored by the Minsi Trails Council. Again a super event even if violent thunderstorms prevailed early .Friday. 31 Scouts, 18 Leaders along with Weblos from Cub Pack 90 participated.
JUNE: The month started out with the Lodge 22 members, numbering 6 camping at Horseshoe while Bubi and Flag were at Delmont with the High Adventure gang.
JUNE 6- 9: OA Conclave held at Camp Horseshoe. Serving the Lodge 22 staff were " Moose ","Woody " Web and "Big Jim".
JUNE 14-16: Also a great weekend for 108 is the June trip. This year it was off to Branin's cottage on the shores of the Delaware. A 14 mile Bike trip was the highlight along with swimming, fishing, boating and great food. Tent camping for 29 Scouts and 20 Leaders. 
This also was the weekend Brett and Webb Jr. were off to Camp Ware where they are members of the staff. This also brought the end to Steve Guldin's Troop camping streak of 331 nights, this was the longest streak ever. Also Moose, Jim Montich and Webb Sr. are again on staff at Horseshoe and spend many weekends keeping the camp in shape.
JULY 28 to AUG. 4: It's off to Camp Horseshoe to summer camp for the 17th year for 36 Scouts and 16 Leaders with
another 9 Leaders getting to camp for at least a day. Highlights of camp were Rookie of the year awarded to Kevin Inkpen and the Siver Buckle went to Jon Black. The Troop won the marching trophy 3 nights as well as the Standard Troop and the Standard Patrol Awards, the Clean Camp Pennant, as well as placing second in the Paul Bunyan Field day. Harold Weber Sr. was the recipient of the Horseshoe Man of the Year award, only one given out each year. OA tap out went to Eric Rosenberger, Ben Coe, Erwin Hockman, Jason Gardner, Greg Kratz and Al Coe.
AUG. 23- 25: The 33rd Annual Father / Son campout was held at Broad Creek Scout Res. in Md. A total of 77 participated in a fun filled weekend of swimming, eating, ceremonies and a visit to the Conowingo Power Plant.
SEPT. 13-15: East Greenville Scout Camp was the site of this month's trip for 24 Scouts and 16 Leaders while 10 participated in an OA weekend at Resica Falls. Troop 117 under the Leadership of Bill “Biff” Davis, as well as Troop 48 under the Leadership of Earl Dering, were guests for the weekend. Highlights of the weekend were an edible wild plants talk, drug and alcohol talk and a civil war demonstration along with a campfire. The end of September also found the Octoraro OA members heading to Horseshoe for the weekend.
OCT. 11-13: 8 members of Delmont Lodge #43 camped at Camp Delmont for an OA Weekend. Delmont celebrated it's 75th in Aug. 1991.
OCT. 18-20: Continental District Fall Camporee, the Cook -O-Ree, was a patrol competition weekend in which none of our patrols placed in the top three. However a lot of fun was in store for 24 Scouts and 9 Leaders. It also marked the end of camping streak’s for 5 troop members. Yes it was a strange weekend in which Sam Carter's streak of 309 nights , never having missed a night since joining, “The Kernel’s” streak of 260, Web (Twinks) Sr. at 207, Brice White at 168 and "Burkie" (Dave Burkhart) at 142 ended. That sure changed the top Carmper chart.
NOV. 15 -17: Campout at the East Greenville Scout Camp for 30 Scouts and 14 Leaders. The Troop participated in the Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday and the afternoon was spent on advancements.
DEC. 6 -8: The last camping trip for 1991 was again at the Scout cabin. 28 Scouts and 10 Leaders camped.
Chris Tomlin was crowned Miss Troop 108 and Cobra won the scavenger hunt. The usual games and singing rounded out the trip.
 
1991 BOARD OF REVIEW REPORT
 
During the year the Board of Review met a total of seven times to help our boys advance along the Scouting Advancement Trail. 27 advancements in rank were recorded, along with 111 merit badges earned.
Advancements in rank for the year were as follows:
SCOUT: Chris Tomlin, Chris Greiser
TENDERFOOT: Chris Tomlin , Chris Greiser 
SECOND CLASS: Matt Kratz, Matt Peterson, Shawn Yorgey, Eddie Rhine, Nate Reigner, Steve Mack, Todd Williams, Chris Tomlin
FIRST CLASS: Ian Kramer, Brenden Greiser, Shawn Yorgey
STAR: Ben Coe, Brett Montich, Jason Gardner
LIFE: Eric Rosenberger, Greg Kratz, Mike Coe, Elvis Hockman, Jason Scardecchio, Jason Landis
EAGLE: Erwin Hockman, Brian Proffit
SILVER PALM: Scott Sparr
I would like to extend my special congratulations to Erwin Hockman and Brian Proffit for achieving the goal of all Scouts, the rank of Eagle Scout.
On behalf of all the boys and myself, a hearty "Thank You" to all the men who were willing and able to serve on the Review Board this past year.
     Submitted By: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
1991 From the Troop Committee 
Another year of Scouting has passed for Troop 108,the Troops 67th Year. Average attendance of the Troop Committee Meetings for 1991 was 17 Men.
Dave Burkhart has given up his Position as Asst. Scoutmaster, to serve as Explorer Advisor at Delmont Scout Reservation. Thank you for a great Job.
A new Sign has been placed at the Cabin, the Committee extends a "Thank You" to the Men for their effort.
The Troop Committee would like to Thank the Scoutmaster and his Assistants for their time and for a Job Well Done.
The Men of the Troop and Post Committee would like to extend their appreciation to all Supporters of Troop 108.
I would personally like to Thank the Leaders, Officers, and the Men of the Committee for their Time and Effort throughout the Year.
    Submitted by: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
25 Years Ago
 
The year was 1967 and for the second straight year John DiBartolo was elected Scout of the year.
Fred Zwoyer Sr. was Troop Committee Chairman. "Moose" was the Scoutmaster and Bubi, Bob Stong and Clyde Clemens were his assistants. Reverend Teske gave the Invocation at the 14th annual Friendship Dinner.
The Troop went to Resica Falls for summer camp with 31 Scouts and 4 Leaders participating. Scout of the week was Scott Fried. The Father & Son trip was camp Teddy Roosevelt in Maryland. The District Camporee was at Camp Delmont. The Troop had its annual Christmas December campout at the East Greenville Gun Club due to vandalism to the Troop cabin. Twenty  three Scouts and 6 Leaders camped at camp Bayshore in October. The Cobra Patrol was the inter-patrol contest winner. Gary Clemens was the Troops top camper with 23 nights.
No Eagle Scouts for the year but David Mack became a Tenderfoot Scout, the start of his trail to Eagle which he finally attained in December 1972, thus becoming Troop 108's 19th Eagle.
And what was going on in the Troop 50 years ago?
The year was 1941. Victor Moyer Sr. was the Troop Committee Chairman and William B. Thomas was the Scoutmaster. The Scout cabin looked pretty much the same as it does today the only difference was no electricity or front porch.
See you next year.
    Submitted By: Moose
1991 Troop Camping Statistics  
Perfect attendance was down from last years high of 27 to 21.
Top camper was again Harold Weber Jr. with 62 nights while Brett Montich was next at 49. Third was Scott Sparr at 39.
27 Scouts had 20 or more nights of camping while 19 adults had 10 or more nights.  
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Harold Weber Jr. 254
2 Scott Sparr 248 
3 Duane Hess 212
4 Greg Kratz 160
5 Elvis Hockman 147 
6  Jason Landis 145
7  David Hess. 135 
8 Brett Montich 108
9 Karl Winsch 104
10 Jason Scardecchio 98
11 Jon Black 93
12 Ben Coe 84
13 Jason Gardner 81
14 Larry Rosenberger 79
15 Jim Montich 64 
16 Dave Schwenk 62
17 Larry Kratz 59
18 Nick Faulker 45
19 Nathan Reigner 44
20 Steve Mack 31
21 Matt Peterson 29
22  Eric Rosenberger 27
23   Mike Coe 20

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 1992 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT

JAN. 24-26: Camp Delmont was again the site of the Continental District's 20th Annual Klondike Derby. The event, called "North to Alaska", was attended by 29 Scouts and 12 Leaders all who camped in tents. The Cobra Patrol placed second in the events while the Hawk Patrol came in fourth. FEB. 17-19: Another cold weekend of tent camping at Valley Forge. 18 Senior Scouts and 16 Leaders took part in Scouting's oldest continuous event.
FEB. 28 - MARCH 1: Senior weekend at the Scout cabin hosting a Troop from Alexandria, Va. 6 Seniors and 2 Adults.
MARCH 20- 22: Campout to the Scout cabin with a 13 mile historical trail, "Nazareth Trail" on Saturday. 30 Scouts, 12 Adults and 2 Webelo’s participated.
APRIL 13 -5: Senior weekend at the Scout cabin. 6 Seniors and 3 Adults.
APRIL 10- 2: The Troop's annual Pre-Camporee at the East Greenville Scout Camp. This event which dates back to the early '40s, is a weekend of patrol competition. This year's winner was the Cobra Patrol with its leader Brett Montich. This year's event had a theme "The Old West" with good guys and bad guys. 30 Scouts and 12 Leaders along with several Webelo’s camped out.
APRIL: Ordeal OA Weekend at Camp Horseshoe, attended by 5 Adults.
MAY: Patrol Leaders Development was held at Camp Delmont with Jim Montich as Asst. Scoutmaster. Taking the course were Nate Reigner and Steve Mack. Also in May was Philmont Training for 5 Scouts and 3 Leaders Resica Falls was the site of Delmont Lodge 43 Ordeal weekend for 2 members.
MAY 15-17: Continental District Camporee. Held at French Creek State Park, it was an Orienteering event. 23 Scouts and 7 Leaders.
JUNE: The first weekend in June again found the OA members of Lodge 22 at Horsheshoe. 5 Brothers attended.
JUNE 12-14: Order of the Arrow Conclave at Brookville Scout Res. in Toms River, NJ. Hal Weber, Sr., Jim Montich and Moose attended.
JUNE 19-21: Troop camping at Branin's Cottage on the shores of the Delaware, in Byram, NJ. Highlight of the weekend was a 4 mile float down the river with a walk around Treasure Island. 18 Scouts, 11 Leaders and 2 Webelos were in attendance. Also this weekend, our contingent was heading for Philmont. Heading the group was "Flag" Rodenberger, Tom Henry and Larry Kratz. Scouts were Jason Gardner, "Dusty" Wigmore, Matt Kratz, Eric Rosenberger and Dave Schwenk. This same weekend, Harold Weber, Jr. and Brett Montich were off to Camp John H. Ware to be part of the camp staff.
AUG. 2- 9: It's off to Camp Horseshoe for a week of summer camp for 32 Scouts and 12 Adults. 9 other Adults spent some time at camp. This marked the Troop's 18th year at the camp located on the Mason Dixon Line. Highlights of the week were Rookie of the Year, Chris Tomlin, Silver Buckle Award, Mike Coe, O A Tap Outs -Brett Montich, Jason Landis, Ian Kramer, Brice White and Larry Rosenberger. The Troop won marching 5 of the 7 evenings as well as the Standard Troop Award and Clean Camp Pennant. The Senior Patrol won an Honor Patrol plaque, the only one presented in the seven weeks of summer camp. The Troop took first place in the Horseshoe Olympics. We also said good-bye to Asst. Scoutmaster Tom "The Kernel" Pruitt and his son Jamie, with a cake. This was their last campout with the Troop, since they were moving to West Virginia. Other camping for the summer was done by Steve Mack, who attended a week at Camp Delmont as part of the staff for Webelos Camp and a week at Camp Hart.
AUG. 29-30: The Troop's 34th Annual Father & Son Campout, held this year at Quail Hill Scout Res. in New Jersey. Hiking the Battle of Monmouth Scout Trail was the highlight of the weekend, along with good food, swimming and a ceremonial campfire. 63 Scouts, Fathers, Leaders, Sons, etc. took part.
SEPT. 18-20: A weekend trip to Resica Falls to do some clean-up as part of a good turn project. Camping at Firestone Camp were 21 Scouts and 13 Leaders, who enjoyed hiking, fishing, canoeing and good food.
SEPT: O A Weekend at Resica Falls, attended by 11 Brothers. OA weekend at Camp Horseshoe attended by 6 Brothers.
OCT. 23-25: Again East Greenville Scout Camp was the site of the October campout. The hiking of the Uncas Trail was the Saturday event. This 13 & 1/2 mile trail was done in the rain. 26 Scouts and 13 Adults camped for the weekend.
NOV. 13-15: A Scout Skills and Training weekend at the East Greenville Scout Camp for 24 Scouts and 8 Leaders.
DEC. 4-6: The last campout of 1992 was again at the Scout cabin. 25 Scouts and 9 Leaders camped. Joe Wigmore was crowned "Miss Troop 108" and the Senior’s cooked a full course Turkey Dinner for the Troop. The usual games and singing rounded out the evening.
 
1992 TROOP ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
Another year has past and looking back on that year we find that the Board of Review has met eight times to help our boys along the Scouting Advancement Trails. 22 advancements in rank were recorded, and 83 merit badges were earned.
Advancements in rank for the year were as follows:
SCOUT: Brian Bean
TENDERFOOT: Kevin Inkpen
SECOND CLASS: David Schwenk, Kevin Inkpen
FIRST CLASS: Matt Peterson, Matt Kratz, Nate Reigner, Todd Williams, Joe Wigmore, Steve Hack, Ed Rhine, Chris Tomlin
STAR: Ian Kramer, Donovan Truitt, Shaun Yorgey, Steve Mack, Nate Reigner, Brice White
LIFE: James Pruitt
EAGLE: Harold Weber Jr., Duane Hess, Mike Coe
I would like to extend a hearty congratulations to the three young men of our Troop who have achieved the goal of all scouts, the rank of Eagle Scout, those young men being Harold Weber Jr., Duane Hess and Hike Coe.
On behalf of all the boys and myself, a hearty "THANK YOU" to all the men who were willing and able to serve on the Boards of Review this past year.
     Submitted By:  Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
1992 From the Troop Committee
 
"1992", the Troop's 68th Year, has come and gone, but it gave us a lot of good Scouting. Average attendance at the Troop Committee Meetings for 1992 was 16 men. Assistant Scoutmaster Tom “The Kernel” Pruitt had to leave the Upper Perkiomen Valley and his position with the Troop. We wish him and his family the very best in his new home. We are going to miss them.
The Troop Committee would like to thank the Chairmen of the following committees:
Candy Sales: Larry Kratz
Christmas Tree Sales: Michael Hofke
Paper Drive: Floyd “Bubi” Treffinger
For their extra efforts, since those activities are needed to finance a good Scouting program for the boys of Troop 108. Also, a Big "Thank you" to all the supporters of those activities. We need your help.
I would personally like to thank the Leaders, Officers and the Men of the Committee for their time and effort throughout the year.
     Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
1992 Troop Camping Statistics
 
There were 14 members with perfect attendance for 1992.
Brett Montich was the higest with 52 followed by matt Kratz and Dave Schwenk with 44.
A total of 31 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping.  
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Greg Kratz 192
2 Jason Landis 181 
3 Elvis Hockman 180
4 Brett Montich 160
5 Jim Montich 118 
6  Ben Coe 114
7  Larry Rosenberger 112 
8 Dave Schwenk 108
9 Larry Kratz 99
10 Nathan Reigner 72
11 Jon Black 93
12 Matt Kratz 71
12 Steve Mack 71
14 Matt Peterson 58
15 Karl Winsch 54 
16 Ian Kramer 42
17 Eric Rosenberger 32
18  Chris Truitt 23
19 Joel Marin 19
19 Brian Bean 19
21 Ron Rodenberger 8

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1993 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT
 
JAN. 22-24: Again to Camp Delmont for Continental Distict's Klondike Derby. This marked the 21st year of  the ongoing Tent camping challenge, 26 Scouts and 14 adults attended. Cobra took second place in the overall competition
Feb. 12-14: Another of the Troops traditions is to tent at Valley Forge to commemorate Washington’s Birthday.
11 Scouts and 16 Leader’s braved the cold snowy weekend.
MARCH: For the first time in many years, the Troop cancelled a campout due to a severe storm.
APRIL16-18: The Pre-Camporee, a Troop event since the early 1940's, is a weekend of patrol competition. The Cobra Patrol with Nate Reigner as its Leader won the Pre-Carnporee award plaque. 27 Scouts set up and tent camped along with 11 adults.
APRIL: Ordeal OA Weekend at Camp Horseshoe, attended by 5 members.
MAY 21-23: District Camporee held at New Hanover Lutheran Church grounds. This was a pioneering project camporee and was attended by 21 Scouts and 11 adults.
JUNE: The first weekend was an OA  weekend at Camp Horseshoe as well as Camp Delmont, 6 members were at Horseshoe while 2 attended Camp Delmont.
JUNE 11-13: The OA Conclave was held at Roosevelt Scout Res. in NJ. This was attended by Brett & Jim Montich, Hal Weber Sr. and Moose.
JUNE 18-20: The Troop was Backpacking on the Appalachian trail. For the older Scouts, 13 miles were covered while the rest of the Troop hiked a 6.5 mile day hike. There were a total of 27 on the trail, while at the same time Donovan Truitt and Steve Mack were at Camp Delmont for a shakedown campout, as they will be off to the National Jamboree in Aug. And finally 3 staff members and two adults were at Camp Ware preparing to open summer camp
AUG.1-8: It was off to the 19th year of summer camp at Camp Horseshoe, 24 Scouts attended while 8 Leaders were there for the a week. Another 10 adults spent some time at camp. During the same week H. Weber Jr., Matt Peterson, Matt Kratz, Brett Montich, and Eric Rosenberger were serving on staff at Camp Ware while Truitt and Mack were at the National Jamboree. Highlights of the week at camp were Greg Kratz got the Silver Buckle Award, Matt Tomlin  was voted the Rookie the of the Year. OA tap out went to Nate Reigner, Matt Kratz, and Larry Kratz. The Troop placed first in the Paul Bunyan Field Day as well as earning the Clean Camp Award with each patrol winning the Standard Patrol Award, giving the Troop the Standard Troop Award.
AUG. 27-29: This was a campout to Rock Hill Scout Res. for the 35th annual Father & Son outing. A total of 52 participated in the weekend of fun and food.
SEPT. 24-26: A weekend at the East Greenville Scout Camp with a day trip to Willow Grove Naval Air Station, 27 Scouts and 9 Leaders camped out.
SEPT: An OA weekend at Resica Falls was attended by 6 members, while a weekend at Horseshoe was attended by 4.
OCT.15-17: Off to Camp Bashore to complete 8 more miles of the Appachian Trail. Tent camping for 8 Scouts and 8 adults. It was also the same weekend for Silver Fox Patrol Leader training in which Jim Montich served as the Scoutmaster, he was assisted by “Bubi Treffinger”, also on staff were Brett Montich, Nate Reigner, Steve Mack and Jason Landis. Members of 108 taking training were, Brian Bean, Ross Flaharty and Aaron Quigly.
OCT: OA weekend at Camp Delmont attended by three members.
NOV. 19-21: The East Greenville Scout Camp was again the site of the Nov. campout. The morning of the 20th was spent collecting “Food For the Needy” with an afternoon trip to The American Legion Post 184 for bowling in the evening the Senior Patrol put together a Paul Bunyan activity for the Troop, 29 Scouts and 8 Leader's camped in the Adirondack Shelters.
DEC. 3-5: The last campout for the Troop in 1993 was at out own Scout camp. A Christmas dinner was again prepared by the Senior Patrol. The usual carol singing and game were played. Miss Troop 108 was Chris Tomlin. This turned out to be a rainy weekend, but much fun prevailed.
Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop & Post Chairman
 
1993 TROOP ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
Another year has passed and in looking back on that year of '93 we find that the Board of Review had met 8 times to help our boys advance along the Scouting advancement trail.19 advancements in rank were recorded, along with 79 Merit badges earned.
Advancements in ran k for the year were :
SCOUT: Joel Marin, Matt Sparr, Carl Lumma, Chris Truitt, Jason Mack, Matt Tomlin, Chris Zwoyer and Graeme Hansell.
TENDERFOOT: Brian Bean, Chris Truitt, Matt Tomlin
STAR: Ed Rhine, Matt Peterson
LIFE: Ian Kramer, Donovan Truitt, Jason Gardner, Ben Coe
EAGLE: Kris Henry & Greg Kratz
I would like to extend a special congratulations to two of our Scouts who have attained the goal of all Scouts, the rank of Eagle. A job well done to Khris Henry and Greg Kratz. On behalf of all the boys and myself, a hearty "Thankyou" to all the men who were willing, and able to serve on the Boards of Review held this past year. 
     Submitted By: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
FROM THE TROOP COMMITTEE 
As you can see from the Troop Officers reports, 1993 has been another good year to add to the history of Troop 108.
This is the Troops 40th annual Friendship Dinner, as well as its 70th year in Scouting, and everyone that put time and effort into every one of them is to be congratulated, a "Thank You" is extended from the Troop Committee.
Our advancement chairman Richard Guldin has resigned from his post after15 years of excellent service in the advancement of our boys. Stefan Hofke, a member of the Review Board will take over the post as chairman. The average attendance at Troop committee meetings for the year was 18.
To the leaders, officers and committee men Thank you for your time and effort, and I look forward to another year of successful Scouting and fellowship for the benefit of the boys. 
     Submitted By: Fled Hofke, Troop and Post committee Chairman
 
25 YEARS AGO
 
What was happening in TROOP 108 25 years ago?
Well, the year is 1969 Mike Snyder was elected Scout of the Year. The inter-patrol contest was won by the Hawk Patrol. The District Camporee was held at Hickory Park May 23-25 and all three patrols earned a Blue Ribbon, 33 Scouts and 5 Leader's spent a week in July at Resica Falls Scout Reservation. Stewart Air Force Base in New York is the site of the 11th annual Father and Son. In October 31 Scouts and 10 adults camped at Bashore Scout Res. and in November the Troop toured the Navel Academy in Maryland. The top camper for the year was Mike Snyder with 32 nights followed by Barry Barndt with 31 nights. Rev Teske gave the invocation at the fifteenth annual Scout banquet.
Leaders in the Troop were Committee Chairman Kenneth Mohl Jr., while Bubi, Flag and Bob Stong were assistant Scoutmasters.
Moose was completing his ninth year as Scoutmaster. No Eagles were born in 1969 and it was also noted that the 6 Scouts who earned the rank of Life, not one went on to become an Eagle.
 
And 50 year's ago?
1944 Scoutmaster Quinton Swenk, Assistant Scoutmaster Frederick Bieler Sr.
     Submitted By: “Moose
1993 Troop Camping Statistics  
There were 13 members with perfect attendance for 1993.
Brett Montich was again the highest with 60 followed again by Matt Kratz  with 50 and Eric Rosenberger  with 46.
A total of 42 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping.  
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Brett Montich 220
2 Jason Landis 209 
3 Jim Montich 176
4  Larry Rosenberger 139
5 Larry Kratz 128 
6 Matt Kratz 121
6 Karl Winsch 121 
8 Nathan Reigner 99
9 Steve Mack 98
10 Chris Truitt 63
11 Joel Marin 44
12 Ron Rodenberger 35
13 Matt Sparr 25
14 Matt Tomlin 21
15 Tom Sparr 11 
16 Arron Quigly 10
17 Brian Bean 8
17 Ian Kramer 8
19 Ross Flarharty 7
20 11 Tied at 4

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1994 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT
 
JAN: The January Campout, the District’s Klondike Derby, was cancelled as far as the Troop tent camping for the weekend but; the a day event was held at Camp Delmont. The Cobra patrol placed second in the day event. 17 Scouts and Leaders stayed at the Scout cabin.
FEB. 18-20: Again a campout was called off due to snow. The annual Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage. As was the case in January the senior Scouts and Leaders made use of our Scout cabin. A total of 16 Scouts and 16 adults took part.
MARCH 11-13: Finally, the Troop got to camp out. It was a training and advancement weekend at the Scout cabin with 35 Scouts and 11 adults.
MARCH 25-26: Senior weekend at the Scout cabin with 7 seniors and 2 adults.
APRIL15-17: Pre-Camporee at East Greenville Scout Camp. This is an annual event dating back over 50 years and is a weekend of patrol competition. The winning patrol was Hawk with Brett Montich as patrol leader. It was billed as the “Murder at Mayghongsink”. A total of 38 Scouts and 10 adults attended, with guest Troop 177 of Coatesville.
APRIL: The Horseshoe OA Weekend was attended by 8 members. On another weekend was a campout and hike on the Appalachian Trail by the 8 persons going to Philmont. Also, 8 seniors and 2 adults stayed at the Scout cabin on a Senior’s Weekend.
MAY 20-22: The Troop attended the Jamborette hosted by Minsi Trails Council held at Lehigh University park. 25 Scouts and 9 Leaders attended. On the same weekend, the Philmont crew of 4 Scouts and 1 Leader were at Camp Delmont for training 
MAY: The Spring OA Lodge 43 Weekend at Resica Falls was attended by 3 members.
JUNE 3-5: 6 members of OA Lodge 22 were camping at Camp Horsehoe.
JUNE 10-12: O A Conclave was held at. Pine Hill Scout Res. and attended by Jim and Brett Montich, Hal Weber Sr, Moose of Octoraro Lodge 22 & Ernie Scardecchio of Delmont Lodge 43.
JUNE 17-19: The Troop camped at Hawk Mountain Scout Res. The weekend highlight was a 9.7 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail. 13 Scouts and 9 adults attended.
JUNE: The end of June found the Philmont crew in New Mexico for 2 weeks on the trail. 6 Scouts and 2 Leaders, Dave Mack and Fag made up the crew. Also, Mike Coe spent his summer at Philmont as a ranger.
JULY 31 to AUG. 7: It was off to Camp Horsehoe for a week of summer camp for 37 Scouts and 6 Leaders while another 12 adults spent at least a night in camp. This was the 20th year for the Troop at Horseshoe. Highlights were Silver Buckle Recipient Ben Coe, Rookie of the Year Brad Kline. Tap outs went to Chris and Matt Tomlin, Donovan Truitt, Carl Lumm, Ed. Rhine, Ross Flaharty and Kevin Inkpen. Marching was won 3 of 7 times. Troop won Clean Camp Pennant and Standard Troop Award. The Troop took first in the Water Carnival. Working on the camp for the summer was Brett Montich, Matt Kratz, Matt Peterson, Ross Flaharty and weekend warriors Jim Montich and “Moose”. The same weekend the Troop was at camp, Brett Montich and Harold Weber Sr. were attending N.O.A.C. at the University of Perdue. 
AUG. 26-28: The 30th annual Father & Son Camp Out was held at Camp Siwaney Scout Camp in Wingdale, New York. Saturday the Troop hiked 5 miles of the Appalachian Trail. This event is always well attended and this year was no different. 25 Scouts, 35 adults, and 4 non-Scouts were in attendance.
SEPT. 23-25: The Troop camped at Resica Falls with 24 Scouts and 11 adults. It was a weekend of good food prepared in the Big Springs Dining Hall, hiking, and a clean-up project.
SEPT. : Nine Troop members participated in the Fall Ordeal for Delmont Lodge 43 at Resica Fall while three members attended the Ordeal weekend at Camp Horseshoe for Lodge 22.
OCT 7-9: Camp out on the Appalachian Trail near Dan's Pulpit. Weekend highlights were the 4 mile of the trail and a look through the telescopes. 11 Scouts and 6 adults attended in what was one of the least attended Troop outings in many years. Also in October there was a Senior’s Weekend to the Scout cabin with 8 seniors and 2 adults.
NOV. 18-20: Cabin campout for 34 Scouts and 11 adults. Another Senior’s Weekend to the Scout cabin in Nov. for 11 seniors and 2 adult’s.
DEC. 2-4: This brought to an end the '94 camping year with a weekend to the Scout camp. There was a big dinner prepared by the senior’s, the crowning of Miss Troop 108 ( Nate Rejgner), games and singing. 38 scouts and 8 adults participated. 
For 1994 many camping streaks came to an end, namely Brett Montich at 201, Matt Kratz at 166, Larry Rosenberger at 150, Larry Kratz at 145 and Nate Reigner at 108.
 
1994 TROOP ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
Board of Review: 8  Merit Badges: 100
Advancements: 63, most in a one year period passing 1972 of 55 (before the Scout badge was used as an advancement), in 1972 there were 18
Tenderfoot, 18 Second Class and 10 First Class. However, this past year was the Best in the Last 20 Years.
SCOUT: Steve Sickel. Ricky Adams, Robbie Bilger, Chris Hoffman, Terry Stahl, Kerry Goodwin, Brad Kline,
Josh Von Hummel, Justin Hillegas, Jesse White, Jesse Keller, Brad Kalb, Dan Rhoads, Jeremy Kolb, Cliff Cashatt, Mike Wynne & Derek Kern TENDERFOOT: Carl Lumma, Matt Sparr, Robbie Bilger, Chris Hoffman, Terry Stahl, Ricky Adams, Brad Kline, Dan Rhoads, Jason Mack, Joel Marin, Chris Zwoyer, Steve Sickel &, Jessie White
SECOND CLASS: Chris Truitt, Matt Tomlin, Carl Lumma, Brian Bean, Matt Sparr, Brad Kline, Robbie Bilger, Dan Rhoads, Ricky Adams, 
Terry Stahl, Joel Marin & Steve Sickel
FIRST CLASS: Kevin Inkpen, Matt, Tomlin, Carl Lumma, Brian Bean, Matt Spaar, Dan Rhoads, Terry Stahl, Robbie Bilger
STAR: Joe Wigmore, Chris Tomlin, Ross Flaharty, Matt  Kratz, Brian Bean
LIFE: Brett Montjch, Nate Rejgner, Steve Mack, Ross Flaharty
EAGLE: Jason I.andis , Ben Coe, Eric Rosenberger, Ian Kramer
On behalf of the boys and myself, I would like to thank the members of the advancement Committee for their time and effort in making my first year as Board of Review Chairman such a success.
     Submitted By: Stefan Hofke, Board of Review Chairman 
 
A WORD FROM THE TROOP COMMITTEE
 
Another year of Camping and good Scouting has gone, and we are looking forward to Scouting in 1995.
Average attendance at our Troop Committee Meetings in 1994 was 19 men. This shows how interested the men of the Committee really are to have a good Scouting Program for the youth of our Troop and Post.
I would like to extend a Big "THANK YOU" to the Leader’s Officer’s and men of the Committee for their service to the Boys.
     Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
1994 EXPLORER POST 2108 NEWS 
We are currently looking for new members in order to reactivate our Explorer Post, If you’re at least 14 years old and have completed the eight grade or are fifteen years old (male or female) you are qualified. In the past we have done adventurous thinks like canoeing, glider flying, taken educational trips to local industries and cultural sites as well as performing community services such as repainting the Scout Hall and participating in the Scouting for Food Drive. If you are interested in these types of activities or have some ideas of your own, contact. Michael Hofke, Post Advisor for more details.
     Submitted By: Mike Hofke, Post Advisor
 
25 YEARS AGO
 
What was happening in Troop 108 in 1970 ?
Rev, Teske gave the invocation at the Troops 16th annual banquet. Most active Scout ended in a three-way-tie between Alan Treffinger, Danny Kuhns, and Gil Rock. The Cobra patrol was the inter-patrol contest winner. The top campers numbered nine scouts, one being David Mack who took part in all 28 nights.
Chairman of the Troop was Kenny Mohr Jr.
On July 12 –18th, 33 Scouts and10 Leaders spent a week at Resica Falls Scout Reservation. Rookie of the Year was Ernie Guldin and Bruce Baver was Scout of the Week. District Camporee was held at Hickory Park and we went to CampYaw Paw for our 12th annual Father & Son trip. Fathers won the Father & Son football game. We camped at Achahela Scout Camp as well as Basore Scout Camp. We hiked the 17 mile Jockey Hollow Trail and slept in tents at the Scout cabin in December for 4 nights. Yes, Moose was the Scoutmaster, assisted by Bubi and Flag along with Bob Stong.
And 50 years ago?
1945. No, Moose wasn't the Scoutmaster. It was Quinton Swenk, and Victor J. Moyer was the Committee Chairman.
     Submitted By: “Moose
 
1994 Troop Camping Statistics
 
There were 13 members with perfect attendance for 1994.
Brett Montich was again the highest with 60 followed again by Matt Kratz  with 50 and Eric Rosenberger  with 46.
A total of 42 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping.  
Camping Streaks
Top Ten
1 Karl Winsch 176
2 Steve Mack 142 
3 Chris Truitt 109
4 Matt Sparr 50
5 Dave Mack 42 
6 Jason Mack 29
7 Ricky Adams 25 
7 Robbie Bilger 25
9 Brad Kline 17
10 Tom Sparr 11

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1995 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT 
JAN. 20-22: District Klondike Derby held at Green Lane Park Nature Center. Tent camping for 26 Scouts and 13 adults. Cobra Patrol placed  second. FEB. 17-19: Valley Forge Pilgrimage and Encampment in which 2 older Scouts and 15 adults took part.
MARCH 24-26: Camping at the Scout cabin with 34 Scouts and 9 Leaders, making use of the adirondacks.
Also in March, Troop OA. members went to Camp Horseshoe and staffed the OA, Lodge for the weekend program. Making the trip were 15 OA members. At the Delmont Lodge 43 OA banquet dinner Ernie Scardecchio was awarded the E. Nuneville Award for Outstanding Service to the Lodge and Scouting.
APRIL 21-23: One of the Troops oldest traditions the Pre-Camporee. This event is over 50 years old and is a weekend of patrol competition. 32 Scout and 3 Leaders were in attendance. The Cedar Plaque was won by the Cobra Patrol with Ross Flaharty the Patrol Leader. On April 5th at the District dinner Ernie Scardecchio Sr. received the Continental District Award of Merit. Also in April, Camp Horsehoe was the site of Lodge 22 OA weekend in which 5 members participated. On the weekend of the 21st at Camp Delmont Ernie Scardecchio Sr & Jason Scardecchio  were selected and made Vigil Honor members of Delmont Lodge 43.
MAY 19-21: Annual Camporee held at the Green Lane Nature Center the first night and backpacking to Saint Philip Neri R.C. Church for the second night. It was called “The Highland Hustle”, due to the Celtic touch. 24 Scouts and 7 Leaders camped in tents for the weekend.
JUNE:.This was a busy month for some Troop members starting out the first weekend  (2-4) with 6 six Lodge 22 members going to Horseshoe while two Lodge 43 member were at Resica Falls. The following weekend (9-11) was the annual OA Conclave held m Camp Hart involving 6 members. On June 16-18 the Troop backpacked 9 miles of the Appalachian Trail 16 Scouts and 11 adults took part. This was also the weekend that Scouts, Chris Tomlin, Matt Peterson and Brett Montich reported to Camp Ware as staff personnel for the summer.
JULY 30 to AUG. 6:: It was off to Camp Horseshoe for the 21st year.30 Scouts and a total of 17 adults called a tent their home (spent at least 1 night.) Visiting the Troop for the week were Tom "The Kernel" Pruitt and his Troop from Broadway, West Virginia. 
 Also camping with the Troop were Rusty Leister and Clee Brun. The Silver Buckle went to Nate Reigner and Rookie of the Year went to Cliff Cashatt. OA Troop tap out was Rob Bilger, Matt Spaar, Joel Marin, Dan Rhoads, Matt Peterson, and adult Herm Marin. There was no marching trophy for the Troop this year. We did get the Clean Camp Pennant, Standard Troop, and Standard Patrol plaques. Also, Steve Mack was spending 16 nights with the World Jamboree contingent in Holland. Ed George was Aquatics Director at Horseshoe and Chris Truitt was a C.I.T. Jim Montich and "Moose" were weekend warriors.
AUG. 25-27: The 37th Annual Father & Son Weekend was held at Camp Lewis in Marcella, NJ. In attendance were 22 Scouts, 34 adults, and 6 non-Scouts who camped in cabins or tents.
SEPT. 22-24: A campout at the Scout cabin for a training weekend for 32 Scouts and 7 adults. Also in September were OA weekends held at Horseshoe in which 5 members camped while 14 members were at Resica Falls.
OCT. 6-8: This was the weekend of a Troop first, as they took a white water rafting trip down the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe. The first night was spent at our Scout cabin while the second night was in White Haven in order to be ready for the float on Sunday. 17 Scouts camped with 7 adults. Also the following weekend (13-5) Steve Mack and Rob Bilger took their Ordeal at Camp Delmont.
NOV.17-19: The Troop was at the Scout cabin with 22 Scouts and 7 Leaders. The weekend highlight was a trip to the Philadelphia Rock Gym for indoor rock climbing. Also in November, the Troop's OA members staffed the Horseshoe OA Lodge for the second time in the year. A total of 8 members took part.
DEC. 1-3: The Troop had its last campout of the year at the Scout cabin. The Senior Patrol prepared a Great Dinner, again. Chris Tomlin was crowned Miss Troop108. 28 Scouts and 7 adults camped.
 
1995 TROOP ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
Board of Reviews: 6   Merit Badges: 72
 
SCOUT:  Chris Inkpen, Tim Boyle
TENDERFOOT: Jess Keller, Kerry Goodwin, Cliff Cashatt
SECOND CLASS: Jesse White, Chris Hoffman, Chris Zwoyer, Cliff Cashatt
FIRST CLASS: Joel Marin, Ricky Adams
STAR:  Brian Bean, Matt Tomlin
LIFE:  Ed Rhine, Chris Tomlin. Matt Peterson
EAGLE:  Donovan Truitt, Jason Gardner
     Submitted By: Stefan Hofke, Board of Review Chairman 
 
A WORD FROM THE TROOP COMMITTEE
 
1995 proved to be another year of good Scouting, new Scouts, good advancement, and fine camping a product of good Leadership from the Scoutmaster his assistants and the Committee men. Attendance at our Troop Committee Meetings was at an average of 18 men. To the people and places of business that gave us support in the past, and hopefully will do so in the future, the Troop Committee would like to extend its appreciation.
The Troop is looking forward to another year of good camping, hiking, and Scouting fun. My THANKS to the Leaders, Officers and men of the Committee for their service to the Boys of our Troop,
      Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop & Post Committee Chairman
 
25 YEARS AGO 
What was happening in the Troop in 1971 ? Reverend Teske gave the invocation at the Troop's 17th annual banquet. The Most Active Scout was David Mack (yes, Steve and Jason's father). The Cobra Patrol won the Inter Patrol Contest. 11 Scouts ant! Leaders had perfect camping attendance, Committee Chairman was Kenneth Mohr. Jr. The Camporee was held at Hickory Park. Resica Falls was the summer camp for 36 Scouts and 13 Leaders, Mike Snyder was Scout of the week and Jody Barndt was Rookie of the Year. The 13th Father & Son Weekend was held at Camp Yaw Paw for the second straight year, There was a Halloween party at the Scout cabin with the Girl Scouts. We hiked the Washington Crossing Trail, Gettysburg Trail, and Valley Forge Trail. The Pre-Camporee plaque winner was Cobra Patrol. Also, we dedicated the first of the Adirondacks, Grey Fox. And the Troop leaders were Scoutmaster, Moose, assisted by Bubi, Flag, and Bob Strong.
 
And 50 years ago? 1946
No, Moose Wasn't the Scoutmaster ! It was Merritt Derr with Quinton Swenk as Committee Chairman, But yes, Bubi was in the Troop as a Scout. This was the year the Troop moved from St. John's Chapel to the present Scout Hall. The Troop also bought the second 3-1/2 acre tract of land for $100.00 and now owns 7 acres. We also purchased 2 memorial acres of land on the Delmont property.
      Submitted By: “Moose
 
 
1995 EXPLORER POST 2108 REPORT 
We are currently looking for new members in order to reactivate our Explorer Post, If you’re at least 14 years old and have completed the eight grade or are fifteen years old (male or female) you are qualified. In the past we have done adventurous thinks like canoeing, glider flying, taken educational trips to local industries and cultural sites as well as performing community services such as repainting the Scout Hall and participating in the Scouting for Food Drive. If you are interested in these types of activities or have some ideas of your own, contact. Michael Hofke, Post Advisor for more details.
     Submitted By: Mike Hofke, Post Advisor
 
1995 Troop Camping Statistics  
For the second straight year, eight members had perfect attendance. 
Top boy camper was Brett Montich  with 52 nights, followed by Chris Truitt with 48 and Matt Peterson was third with 46.
A total of 25 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping. This is nine less than last year, however, another 7 had 18 or 19 nights. 
Camping Streaks
Top Ten
1 Karl Winsch 234
2 Steve Mack 185 
3 Chris Truitt 157
4 Matt Sparr 79
5 Robbie Bilger 56 
6 Matt Tomlin 50
7 Cliff Cashatt 35 
8 Mike Wynne 31
9  Chris Hoffman 17
10 Tom Sparr 13

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1996 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT
 
JAN.19-21: The District Klondike Derby was held at Green Lane Nature Center. There was tent camping for 14 Scouts and 11 adults. The Flying Eagle Patrol placed fifth followed by the Cobra’s,  Hawk patrol was eighth. Ron Rodenberger was Assistant Chairman of the event.
FEB.16-18: Valley Forge Pilgrimage and Encampment. We camped in our Adirondacks and took a day trip to Valley Forge. There were 5 senior Scouts and 13 adults.
MARCH 15-17: There was camping at the Scout cabin with a bowling trip to the American Legion in Palm. 24 Scouts and 10 Leaders participated.
APRIL 19-21: The Pre-Camporee, one of the Troop's oldest traditions, was held at our Scout camp. This event dates back over 50 years and is a weekend of patrol competition. The theme was “Good Guys and Gangsters”. In attendance were 31 Scouts and 9 adults. The famed Cedar Plaque was won by the Flying Eagle Patrol under the leadership of Joel Marin. Also in April, five OA members camped at Camp Horseshoe.
MAY 17-19: Scoutmaster Karl Winsch put together a Valley Camporee with one night at the Scout camp and a hike to New Goshenhoppen Park for the second night. All 5 Valley Troops were in attendance. 26 Scouts and 7 adults camped. Once again, 5 members of OA Lodge 22 camped two nights at Horseshoe at the end of May. Brett Montich became a Lodge 22 Vigil member.
At Delmonts lodge 43 OA banquet dinner Ernie Scardecchio Sr. received the Founders Award the Lodges highest service award.
JUNE 7-9: Seven OA members attended the annual Conclave held at Resica Falls Scout Reservation.  
JUNE 14-16: The Troop camped at White Haven with a nine mile white water raft float down the Lehigh River. 25 Scouts and 15 adults camped. Girl Scout Troop 664 camped jointly with the Troop.
AUG. 4-11: This marks the twenty second year of summer camp at Horseshoe Scout Reservation. 35 Scouts and 12 Leaders were in camp. The Silver Buckle went to Ross Flaharty, Rookie of the Year to Taylor Neimy. Tapped out for the OA were Jesse White, "Spud" Truitt, Brad Kline, and Brian Bean. The marching trophy was won Wednesday and Friday. The Troop was awarded the Clean Camp Pennant and Standard Troop Plaque. The Troop won the water carnival on Saturday as well as the obstacle course. 
Erik Wimmer, a visitor from Germany, and James Brown, a Scout from New Jersey, spent a week of camp with the Troop.
On camp staff were Steve Mack, "Spud" Truitt, and Mike Wynne while Brett Montich, Matt Peterson, and Chris Tomlin were serving on the Jolm H. Ware camp staff. "Moose" and Jim Montich were weekend staffers. Matt Tomlin spent and extra week of camp by attending Camp Hart. Brett and Jim Montich attended the National Order of the Arrow Conclave held at Purdue University.
AUG. 23-25: The 38th Annual Father/Son Weekend held at Joseph Citta Scout Reservation in the Jersey Pine Barrens near Waretown, N.J. 22 Scouts, 30 adults, and 6 non-Scouts camped. The highlight was an afternoon of swimming in the ocean.
SEPT. 20-22: The Troop camped at our Scout camp with a day trip to the Appalachian Mountains for a 9 mile hike from Cold Springs Station to a pick-up point on Route 325. 14 Scouts and 6 adults camped and hiked. 3 Scouts and 2 Leaders only camped. September also found 4 Lodge 22 members at Horseshoe plus 4 Lodge 43 members at Delmont.
NOV. 22-24: The Emergency Preparedness Fall Camporee, which was cancelled in October, was held at our Scout camp. This one day event was held at the New Goshenhoppen Park,18 Scouts and 5 adults camped. Flying Eagle was first place in the stretcher relay while Cobra's earned a first place in Knots.
DEC. 6-8: This trip to our Scout camp was the final campout of the year and included the annual Christmas party and a trip to the Philadelphia Rock Gym. Taylor Neimy was crowned Miss Troop 108. 26 Scouts and 4 Leaders camped.
 
1996 ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
Board of Reviews: 5    Merit Badges: 58 
SCOUT: Pat Christy, Chris Boss, Nathan Harpel, Ryan Stah ,Taylor Neimy, Steve Daciuk, Josh Taylor, Sean Zwoyer, Jeff Smith, Eric Foulk
and Troy Walter
TENDERFOOT: Chris Inkpen, Chris Boss
SECOND CLASS: Chris Inkpen, Jason Mack
FIRST CLASS: Jesse White, Chris Truitt, Brad Kline, Cliff Cashatt
STAR: 0
LIFE: 0
EAGLE: Matt Peterson, Chris Tomlin, Brett Montich, Nathan Reigner, Ross Flaharty
On behalf of the boys and myself, I would like to thank the leader’s who gave their time to serve on the review boards throughout the year.
     Submitted By: Stefan Hofke, Board of Review Chairman
   A WORD FROM THE TROOP COMMITTEE 
1996 has been another year of good Scouting for Troop 108. Troop Committee meeting attendance averaged 16 men. The Committee express "Thanks" to the Scoutmaster and his assistants for an outstanding job of Leadership. The men of the Troop Committee would like to extend their appreciation to all supports of Troop108. Without their help, we would not be able to give the boys a good program. I would personally like to Thank the Leaders, Officers and the men of the Committee for their time and efforts throughout the year. I would like to invite the fathers of our newer Scouts to attend some of our meetings to help us make the Troop's Scouting Program even better.
     Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop & Post Committee Chairman
 
25 YEARS AGO
 
The Year was 1972
Reverend Teske gave the invocation and Benediction at the Troop's 18th Annual Fellowship Banquet. The Most Active Scout was Alan Treffinger. The Cobra Patrol won the Inter-Patrol Contest as well as the Pre-Camporee. The Troop went to Resica Falls Scout Reservation with 45 Scouts and 7 Leaders. The Scout of the Week was David Mack with Ed Jakoby the Rookie of the Year. The Father & Son Trip was to Camp Rock ENON in Virginia. We hiked the Annapolis Trail. 15 Scouts and 1 Leader had all 29 nights of camping. The Troop Scoutmaster was "Moose", assisted by "Bubi", "Flag" and Bob Strong. 9 Scouts attended Philmont with "Bubi" & "O.B."
 
50 Years AGO (1947)
Scoutmaster was Merritt Derr while Quinton Swenk was serving his second year as Committee Chairman. Troop Trustees were Warren Kreider & Henry Lachman Sr, Secretary was Bill Thomas, Treasurer was Clarence Reitnauer, and "Bubi" was a Scout in the Troop.  
      Submitted By: “Moose
1996 Troop Camping Statistics  
Seven Scouts had perfect attendance. 
Top boy camper was Chris Truitt  with 51 nights, followed by Steve Mack's with 49. The third highest was Mike Wynne's 44.
A total of 17 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping. This is nine less than last year, however, another 7 had 18 or 19 nights.  
Camping Streaks
Top Ten
1 Steve Mack 234
2 Chris Truitt 208 
3 Matt Tomlin 81
3 Robbie Bilger 81
5 Cliff Cashatt 60 
6 Karl Winsch 49
7  Chris Hoffman 42 
8  Jason Mack 35
9 Terry Stahl 23
10  Nathan Harpel 17

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1997 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT 
 
JAN.18: The District Klondike Derby was a one day event due to extremely cold weather. Again it was held at the Green Lane Nature Center. The Cobra Patrol took second place in the day long event. 18 Scouts and 16 adults participated. Ron "Flag" Rodenberger was chairman of the derby assisted by Chuck Tomlin and Joe Brooks of Troop 79.
FEB. 14-16: The ongoing Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage took place with the senior Scouts and Leaders camping in Adirondacks. 14 additional members spent the day in Valley Forge.
MARCH 14-16: Camp out at our Scout camp. 30 Scouts and 5 Leaders were present. A visit to the Philadelphia Rock Gym and to the Lenni-Lenape Indian Museum highlighted the weekend.
APRIL18-20: One of Troop 108's oldest traditions took place at the Scout camp, that being the Pre-Camporee which is over 50 years old. The famed cedar plaque was won by the Cobra Patrol with assistant leader Rick Adams in charge. 30 Scouts along with 7 adults camped for the weekend.
Also in April, 6 OA members camped at Horseshoe
MAY 9-11: 24 Scouts and 10 adults journeyed to Murry Goodman Campus to take part in Minsi Trails Council 1997 Jamboree. This month also found the High Adventure Scouts and Leaders camping at Camp Delmont.
JUNE 20-22: The Troop camped at Fort Indiantown Gap with a day hike of 7.5 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Good food in the reservation dining hall and a nice swim in the pool were the highlights for 18 Scouts and 11 adults.
The month of June also was an OA weekend to Camp Horseshoe for 5 of its members. The OA conclave also held this year at Horseshoe was attended by 7 OA members from the Troop.
AUG. 3-10: Off to Camp Horseshoe for the 23rd straight year! A total of 26 Scouts and 4 Leaders spent the full week at camp. The Silver Buckle was awarded to acting Sr. Patrol Leader Terry Stahl while Rookie of the Year went to Mark Herman. Tapped out for the O.A. were Cliff Cashatt, Ricky Adams, and Terry Stahl. The Troop won the Standard Troop A ward and Clean Camp Pennant with the Cobra Patrol winning the Troop's cleanest patrol award. In the famed Paul Bunyon Field Day, the Troop again won by a large margin. The Troop took a third place in Capture the Flag, second place in the Archery Contest, first place in the Jebi Challenge, another second place in the Rifle Contest, third place in the Obstacle Course, and second place in the Larger Than Life Sports Event. Only once did the Troop manage to win marching. Steve Mack and "Spud" were on the Camp Horseshoe staff while Brett Montich and Chris Tom1in served on the Camp Ware staff. "Spud" Truitt was recipient of the J.B. Rettew Award. The consensus of the adults in camp was that this was one our best years at camp. 
Other summer camp outs for members of the Troop during the summer were Phi1mont Scout Ranch, attended by Steve, Jason, and Dave Mack, Nate Reigner, Dan Rhoades, and Cliff Cashatt, as well as Jesse White's trip to the Northern Tier Canoe Base in Manitoba, Canada.
AUG. 22-24: The Troop's 39th Annual Father & Son Camp Out was held this year at Camp Glen Gray in the Ramapo Mountains in northern New Jersey. A highlight was a two mile hike to Camp Yaw Paw, the site of the 1970 and 1971 father & son. A total of 50 attended this outing.
SEPT. 19-21: The Troop returned to Camp Horseshoe for a nice fall weekend. 16 Scouts and 12 adults camped in Boons Boro Stockade for the weekend. Cliff Cashatt went to Resica Falls, this same weekend, where he took his Ordeal for O.A.
Later in September 6 OA members camped at Horseshoe on an O.A. weekend. "Spud" took his Brotherhood.
OCT. 10-12: The Troop Scout camp was the scene for 20 Scouts and 5 Leaders for a weekend of patrol games and competition.
NOV. 14-16: Another camp out at our Scout camp for 26 Scouts and 7 adults. Saturday morning was taken up with the annual food drive, while the afternoon was spent on advancements and games.
DEC.  5-7: The final camp out for the year at our camp. Again the Senior Patrol cooked the Christmas dinner and was served for the very first time in the newly-constructed eating pavilion. Highlights were a scavenger hunt and party. Miss Troop 108 was crowned and it was said he or she looked a lot like Matt Tomlin. A total of 25 Scouts and 5 adults camped out.
 
1997 Advancement Report 
Board of Reviews: 7    Merit Badges: 77
SCOUT: Ben Baver, Mark Herman, Pete Tomlin, Andy Johnson, Ryan Galgon, Luke Schwenk, Adam Medina, Jesse Royer, Maison Longacre,
Darren Kern
TENDERFOOT: Nate Harpel, Troy Walter, Derek Kern, Adam Medina, Jeff Smith, Ryan Stahl, Pete Tomlin ,Mark Herman, Andy Johnson, 
Ben Baver, John Taylor
SECOND CLASS:  Nate Harpel, Pete Tomlin
FIRST CLASS: Nate Harpel Jason Mack
STAR: Jesse White, Terry Stahl, Rick Adams, Rob Bilger, Chris Truitt, Brad Kline
LIFE: Matt Tomlin
EAGLE: Ed Rhine & Steven Mack
On behalf of the boys and myself, I would once again like to thank the adult leaders who were able to participant in the
boards of review and help the Scouts advance on the trail to Eagle.
      Submitted By: Stefan Hofke, Board of Review Chairman
 
A WORD FROM THE 1997 TROOP COMMITTEE
The Leaders of Troop 108 again delivered an outstanding Scouting program for the boys of our Troop in 1997. The Committee expresses "Thanks" to the Scoutmaster and his Assistants for an outstanding job of leadership. Also, Special Thanks to the group of men of the Troop Committee for doing an excellent job of building the pavilion at the Troop 108 Camp. "Good things take time."
A Special Thank You to the people and places of business who once again gave us their support in the past year and hopefully will continue to do so in the future. I would personally like to extend my thanks to the Troop Leaders, Officers, and men of the Committee for their time and effort given to provide the boys of Troop 108 with an excellent Scouting and camping program.
     Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
What was happing in the Troop 25 Years Ago 
The Year was 1973  
Reverend Charles Lord gave the invocation at the troop' s 19th Annual Banquet.
The Most Active Scout award went to Rick Moll. The Flying Eagle Patrol won both the Pre-Camporee Award as well as the Inter-Patrol contest. The Troop attended Resica Falls Scout Reservation with 44 Scouts and 6 Leaders attending. For the week of camp, Al Treffinger was Scout of the Week while Wade Comad was Rookie of the Year. Fred Hofke and Mark Cashatt were inducted into the OA Lodge 43. 14 Scouts and assistant Scoutmasters "Bubi" and "Flag" were attending the National Jamboree East held at Moraine State Park. The Troop hiked the 17 mile Jockey Trail. The 15th Annual Father & Son was held at Camp Kittatiny in Northern New Jersey. 15 Scouts and 1 leader had 28 perfect nights camping for the year. The Troop Scoutmaster was "Moose" with Bubi, Flag, and Bob Stong as Assistant Scoutmasters.
    Submitted By: “Moose
 
What was happing in the Troop 50 Years Ago
The Year was 1948 
The Scoutmaster was Frederick "Fritz" Schantz with Frederick Bieler Sr., the Committee Chairman. The Treasurer was Clarence Reitnauer, Secretary was Bill Thomas, with Warren Kreider and Henry Lachman Sr. as the Trustees.
The Troop went to Camp Delmont for summer camp.
    Submitted By: “Moose
1997 Troop Camping Statistics  
Seven Scouts had perfect attendance. 
Top boy camper was Chris Truitt  with 51 nights, followed by Steve Mack's with 49. The third highest was Mike Wynne's 44.
A total of 17 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping. This is nine less than last year, however, another 7 had 18 or 19 nights.    
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Steve Mack 299
2 Chris Truitt 265 
3 Karl Winsch 104
3 Cliff Cashatt 104
5 Nathan Harpel 42 
5  Jason Mack 42
7 Mark Herman 25
7 Adam Medina 25
10 Andy Johnson 24
11 Ron Rodenberger 21

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1998 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT
 
JAN. 30 – FEB. 1: Klondike Derby. Taking a year off from the Local District event, the Troop took part in a District Klondike Derby held at Camp Horseshoe. 24 Scouts and 12 adults attended.
FEB. 13-15: The ongoing Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage, now in its 87th year, was the February campout for the older Scouts of Troop 108. Five Scouts and nine Leaders camped at Valley Forge.
MARCH 27-29: Camp out at our Scout camp for 27 Scouts and nine Leaders. Bowling at the American Legion was the highlight.
APRIL 24-26: District Camporee at the Lower Perkiomen Park in Oaks. 18 Scouts and eight adults camped, This same weekend was an OA weekend at Treasure Island and Horseshoe. Three Scouts and two Leaders were in attendance.
MAY 15-17: The annual Troop Pre-Camporee at the Scout camp. This event, dating back over 60 years, is always well attended. This year 26 Scouts and eight Leaders camped. Winning the Cedar Plaque was the Apache Patrol with Pete Tomlin as Patrol Leader. This was also an 
O A weekend at Camp Hart with one of our Scouts attending. 
JUNE 19-21: Troop 108 had 25 Scouts and 13 adults participate in The Great White Water Raft Float with a Campout in White Haven. Also the four Scouts who worked on the Horseshoe staff were off to Camp this weekend.
The month of June was also a month of OA Campouts starting with the Ordeal Weekend at Horseshoe for 44 Lodge 22 members. The area Conclave, held at Hawk Mountain Reservation, was attended by Jim Montich, Harold Weber, and Karl Winsch on May 29-31.
JULY: This month found six of our Scouts attending specialty camps held at Camp Hart.
AUG. 2-9: This marks the Troop's 24th straight year at Camp Horseshoe. A total of 38 Scouts and five adults spent the week at Camp. The Silver Buckle Award went to Matt Tomlin while Rookie of the Year was bestowed upon Chris Schmoyer. Tapped out for the O.A. were Nate Harpel and Jason Mack. Awards earned were first place in Archery and Turtle Derby, second place in Staff Hunt and Larger Than Life Game, and third place in Rifle Shoot and Obstacle Course. Also, all patrols earned the Standard Patrol Award plus Stand Troop Award and Clean Camp Pennant. The month of August found Jim Montich attending the National Order of Arrow Conference. 
AUG. 28-30: Annual Father & Son camp out to Forestbury Scout Reservation in Monticello, New York. A total of 70 attended the 40th annual event.
SEPT. 11-13: Camp out at our Scout camp for 28 Scouts and four adults. Later in September, six Lodge 22 members camped at Horseshoe while five Lodge 1 members were camping at Resica Falls.
OCT. 23-25: Camping at Fort Indiantown Gap for 14 Scouts and nine Leaders with a 10.6 mile Appalachian Trail hike.
This same weekend Chuck Tomlin had six Scouts on an Orienteering Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation.
NOV. 13-15: 31 Scouts and seven Leaders camped at our Scout cabin.
DEC. 4-6: There were games, fun, and pizza at the Scout camp for 30 Scouts and six Leaders. Matt Tomlin was crowned Miss Troop 108.
 
1998 TROOP ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
Boards of Review: 3     Merit Badges: 111
SCOUT: Michael Seok, Eric Pyne, Gene Weiser, Ryan Porter, Jeremy Gerhart, Chris Schmoyer, John Wells, Wes Harpel, Walter Spall, Pat Mest, Jeremy Clemmer, Jeff Still, Tim Jacobs, Ryan Wright, Kevin Smith, Joe Skoda, and Don Renninger.
TENDERFOOT: Luke Schwenk, Ryan Galgon, Ryan Wright, Chris Schmoyer, Gene Weiser, Pat Mest, and Maison Longacre.
SECOND CLASS: Adam Medina, Mark Herman, Troy Walter, Ben Baver, Andy Johnson, Jeff Smith, Josh Taylor, and Luke Schwenk.
FIRST CLASS: Pete Tomlin, Adam Medina, Mark Herman, Andy Johnson, and Josh Taylor.
STAR: Cliff Cashatt and Adam Medina.
LIFE: Chris Truitt and Jesse White.
On behalf of the boys and myself I would once again like to Thank the adult Leaders who were able to participate in the boards of review and help the Scouts advance on the trail to Eagle.
    Submitted By: Stefan Hofke, Board of Review Chairman
 
A WORD FROM THE TROOP COMMITTEE
 
 Looking back on 1998, the Troop's 74th year of Scouting, it was another good year for Troop 108 due to excellent leadership. The Scoutmaster and his assistants deserve a "Thank You" from the Troop Committee for a job well done.
The average attendance at our monthly meetings last year was 17 men. The fathers of our newer scouts are also invited to attend some of our meetings. The committee is currently busy preparing for the Troop's 75th Anniversary Celebration.
The committee would like to Thank "Bubi" Treffinger and his wife, Betty , as well as "Flag" Rodenberger for their time and effort to do all the painting and repairs at the Scout cabin. The pavilion at the Scout cabin is also completed and we send our thanks to Chuck Tomlin, Harold Weber, and all others who were helpers.
We would also like to extend our Thanks to Eric Zwoyer for another year as Christmas Tree Sales Chairman and to Herm Marin for his work as Christmas Candy Sales Chairman. Both did an excellent job and we hope they will do so again in the future.
My personal "Thank You" goes out to all the leaders, officers, and committee men for their time and effort throughout the year .
    Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
What was happening in the Troop 25 Years Ago
 
The year was1974 
Reverend Teske gave the invocation at the Troop's 20th Annual Banquet. Most Active Scout was given to two scouts, Scott Treffinger and Jeff Sell.
The Cobra Patrol won both the Pre-Camporee Plaque and the Inter- Patrol Contest.
The Troop attended Resica Falls for the last time with 46 Scouts and 11 Leaders. The Troop band played at camp. Jeff Sell was voted as Scout of the Week while Tim Ledbetter was Rookie of the Year.
The O.A. had 2 new members, namely David Bauer and Scott Treffinger.
The 16th Annual Father and Son took place at Lake of Isle Camp in Connecticut with a total of 95 in attendance. A visit to New London Sub Base and Mystic Seaport were the highlights. Cobra Patrol won first place at a District Fall Camporee.  Fifteen Scouts and one Leader had all 31 Troop nights of camping.
Troop leaders were "Moose", Scoutmaster, with "Bubi", "Flag", and Bob Stong as Assistant Scoutmasters. 
    Submitted By: “Moose
 
What was happening in the Troop 50 Years Ago
 
The Year was 1949
Troop Scoutmaster was Franklin B. Snyder. The Committee Chairman was William B. Thomas. Treasurer was Clarence Reitnauer while the Secretary was Linwood Gruelich.
The Troop went to Camp Delmont for summer camp. "Moose" became a Scout in April of 1949.  
    Submitted By: “Moose
1998 Troop Camping Statistics  
Eight Scouts and Three Leaders had perfect attendance for 1998. 
Top Scout camper was "Spud" Truitt  with 54 nights, followed by Terry Stahl with 50. The third highest was Rob Bilger with 44.
A total of 21 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping in 1998.  
Camping Streaks
Top Ten
1 Steve Mack 340
2 Chris Truitt 319 
3 Karl Winsch 156
4 Cliff Cashatt 135
5 Ron Rodenberger 52 
5 Mark Herman 52
7 Andy Johnson 51
8 Ben Baver 34
9 Jeff Smith 33

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1999 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT 
JAN. 15-17: The District Klondike Derby was again held at the Green Lane Nature Center. 26 Scouts and eight adults were in attendance. It was a cold weekend of tent camping for the Troop.
FEB. 12-14: The older Scout’s participated in the 88th Annual Valley Forge Pilgrimage. The Troop opted to camp for two nights at the Scout cabin. Eight Scouts and three Leaders took part.
MARCH 19-21: The Troop visited Horseshoe for the March campout where they set up tents. The Yellow Trail was: hiked. 33 Scouts and 13 adults were camping in March.
APRIL l0-12: As it has been for over sixty years, the Scout land was the site for the Troop's annual Pre-Camporee. A backpacking trip from the Scout hall to camp and back is what it's all about. This year's winning patrol was Hawk with Nate Harpel as the Patrol Leader. The theme was Medieval Times. There were 38 Scouts and eight adults.
During the last weekend of the month, four adults went to Camp Horseshoe for an OA outing.
MAY14-16: May is the District Camporee. We participate once again in the Minsi Trails Jamborette. This marked the seventh time in the past 16 years that the Troop has journeyed to Murry Goodman Fields. A total of over 4,000 were at the event with 28 Scouts and nine adults coming from our Troop.
JUNE 19-21: Another great time was had when 26 Scouts and 18 adults went White Water Rafting near White Haven Tent camping was the Ordeal! of the weekend. On the same weekend, eight members reported to camp for staff week.
Also in June, six Lodge 22 members had an OA outing at Horseshoe where Curtis Fouts was awarded his Vigil Honor.
Another! June camp out is the yearly conclave. This year's event was held at Camp Lavigne and attended by Jim Montich, Harold Weber, and Karl Winsch.
JULY: Floyd Treffinger and Ron Rodenberger were contingent leaders and spent 14 days at Philmont Scout Ranch.
AUG. 1-8: Camp Horseshoe summer camp. It was our 25th year at the camp on the Mason/Dixon Line. 36 Scouts and five Leaders spent the full week at camp while a few others spent at least one night. Jason Mack was the Silver Buckle winner while Logan MacDonald was named Rookie of the Year. Scouts tapped out for the O.A. were Chris Schmoyer, Ben Baver and Mark Herman. The Paul Bunyan Field Day was won by the Troop as we1ll as the usual Standard Troop ward and Clean Camp Pennant. For the first time in the Troop's history, we stayed a second week of camp. Six Scouts camped in Crockett Campsite for the second week.
AUG. 21-29: A total of 80 Scouts, fathers, and grandfathers were camping this weekend at the 41st Annual Father & Son Trip to Pine Hill Scout Reservation located in Clementon, NJ.
Sept. 10-12: Camping in the Fort Indiantown Gap Barracks with meals eaten in the mess hall proved to be a great weekend for 19 Scouts and ten adults. The highlight was a 12 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. Spud missed this trip and his 364 perfect nights camping came to an end. Later in September, the three Scouts tapped out at summer camp went to Resica Falls to take their Ordeal. That same weekend four adults were on an OA weekend at Camp Horseshoe.
OCT. 15-17: There was tent camping at Bowers Mill Grove with 26 Scouts and five adults. Later in the month, on October 23-24, six of the Troop members camped at the Scout cabin to complete their Silver Fox Training.
NOV. 19-21: Spending a weekend at our Scout camp in the Adirondack shelters were 30 Scouts and six Leaders. This was the food pickup for Open Line.
DEC. 10-l2: It was the final camp out of the millennium and again to our Scout cabin. We celebrated our Christmas party with pizza, hoagies, pie, and ice cream. There were also fun games and the crowning of Miss Troop 108, Bret Umstead. 33 Scouts and eight adults attended.
 
1999 TROOP ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
Boards of Review: 9     Merit Badges: 147
The 57 ranks, passed is an an-time high for the troop. The previous high was 55 in 1972.
  Advancements are as follows:
SCOUT: Logan MacDonald, Travis Treffiner, Eric Fritchman, Mike Zaengle, Darren Conlen, Tyler Cisarik, Bret Umstead
TENDERFOOT: Wes Harpel, Ryan Porter, Jeremy Gerhart, Jeremy Clemmer, Walter Spall, Jesse Royer, Eric Fritchman, Logan MacDonald,
Travis Treffinger, Darren Conlen, Tim Jacobs, Bret Umstead, Joe Skoda
SECOND CLASS: Ryan Wright, Chris Schmoyer, Pat Mest, Ryan Stahl, Jeremy Clemmer, Ryan Porter, Jeremy Gerhart, Wes Harpel, 
Walter Span and Gene Weiser
FIRST CLASS: Ben Baver, Troy Walter , Jeff Smith, Chris Schmoyer; Ryan Wright, Jeremy Gerhart, Pat Mest, Wes Harpel, Luke Schwenk, Ryan Porter and Walter Spall
STAR: Nathan Harpel, Pete Tomlin, Jason Mack, Andy Johnson, Mark Herman, Ben Baver, Chris Schmoyer, Troy Walter, Ryan Wright
LIFE: Terry Stahl, Rob Bilger, Brad Kline and Cliff Cashatt
EAGLE: Chris "Spud"Truitt and, Matt Tomlin
BRONZE PALM: Matt Tomlin
   Submitted By: Board of Review Chairman
 
A WORD FROM THE TROOP COMMITTEE
 
The 75th year of Scouting for Troop 108 has passed, and we are looking ahead to the future. 1999 has been another good year of Scouting for the Troop and, with the leadership the Troop has, the year 2000 looks like another eventful year for the boys.
The Troop Committee would like to Thank the Chairmen of the following committees for their extra efforts.
Candy Sales: Terry StaJill
Christmas Tree Sales: Dennis Harpel
Paper Drive: Floyd "Bubi" Treffinger
These activities are needed to finance a good Scouting program for the boys of Troop 108. Also, we would like to send a Big "Thank You" to all the supporters of the activities. I would like to personally thank all the Leaders, Officers, and the men of the Troop Committee for their time and effort throughout the year.
   Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 25 YEARS AGO
 
The Year was 1974
Reverend Teske gave the invocation and benediction at the Troop's 21st Annual Banquet on February 15. Scott Treffinger, for the second time, became the Troop's Most Active Scout. The Cobra Patrol won the Pre-Camporee Award Plaque while the Flying Eagles won the Inter-Patrol Contest. In 1975 "Bubi" took ten Scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch. Camp Horseshoe was the site of the Troop's summer camp for the very first time. A total of 50 Scouts and 12 Leaders were in attendance.
Scott Treffinger was the Troop's first Silver Buckle recipient while Rookie of the Year went to Stefan Hofke. The Troop band performed at the retreat. Jeff Sell, Mike Wentling, Mark Kern, Barry Shaiman, and Mike Slotter were tapped out for Order of the Arrow. The Troop took third place in the PauJ Bunyan Field Day.
The 17th Father & Son Trip took 76 Scouts and adults to Camp Brnle.
Evan Slotter's Cobra Patrol won first place in the District Fall Camporee. The District Swim Meet held at The Perkiomen School found the Troop in a tie for first place. A total of 19 scouts and two leaders had perfect 27 nights of camping with Dave Bauer, Mike Wentling, and Jeff Sell being the high campers with 45 nights.
The Troop leaders for 1975 were "Moose" as Scoutmaster with "Bubi", "Flag", and Bob Stong as his assistants.
    Submitted By: “Moose
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 50 YEARS AGO
 
The Year was 1949
Richard Treffinger (Bub's older brother) was: Scoutmaster. The Committee Chairman was Harold B. Trone. Frederick M. Schantz was Secretary/Treasurer.
The Troop camped at Camp Delmont with 25 Scouts and "Bubi" as the Leader, the camp site was Saddleback.
There was a National Jamboree held at Valley Forge and Kenneth Mohr, Donald Fiorito, Charles Bieler, and "Bubi" Treffinger were participants. Our very own "Bubi" became the Troop's 7th Eagle Scout. At this time, we were Troop #1 of the Perkiomen Valley.
    Submitted By: "Moose"
1999 Troop Camping Statistics  
Eight Scouts and Three Leaders had perfect attendance for 1999. 
Top Scout camper was "Spud" Truitt  with 54 nights, followed by Terry Stahl with 50. The third highest was Rob Bilger with 44.
A total of 21 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping in 1998.  
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Steve Mack 390
2 Karl Winsch 217 
3 Cliff Cashatt 185
4 Terry Stahl 104
5 Ron Rodenberger 93 
6 Mark Herman 88
7 Andy Johnson 79
8 Pete Tomlin 65
9 Jeff Smith 62
10 Ryan Wright 51
11 Jeremy Gerhart 42
12 Chris Schmoyer 39
13 Troy Walter 34
14 Eric Fritchman 25
15 Ben Baver 19
15 Travis Treffinger 19

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